Wednesday, June 06, 2007

London: Day 6

Today we had a more sedate schedule. Late breakfast at The Troubadour (a fave) then we headed off to Knightsbridge to visit the institution that is Harrod's. Some parts of which are a bit over the top (the Egyptian Room has marble columns covered in hyroglyphs), but the food halls were something to behold. We, of course, went up to the pet store on the upper floors where there were two very cute Westhighland Terriers for sale... 1,300 pounds sterling each... that's AU$3200 for a puppy! Outrageous!
Then we headed to Chinatown in Soho to meet up with a cousin of Mum's, John and his partner Peter, for lunch. It was delicious but they ordered way too much food - a tradition upheld even on the otherside of the world! John was awarded an MBE for his hard work and long service for Parliament. Very impressive.
We meant to go to Buckingham Palace for a quick look, but after purchasing Dad's coach ticket to Crewe (Cheshire) at Victoria Coach Station, we decided to get back to base to rest. Tonight we're going to the theatre to see Boeing Boeing, a remake of a 60's play, near Covent Garden. Afterwhich we will head back to the hotel for leftovers from lunch for supper!